Her Power! Her Pride!
Her Power! Her Pride! is an annual event for high school girls with disabilities in Michigan.
This event uses accessible art techniques because of their universal ability for any girl to express herself. This four day event holds conversations around media to help girls explore their multiple identities. Talking about media is a perfect tool to dive into topics essential to building confidence. Media and the commercial advertisers have worked hard to sell every aspect of a girl’s life, from how she is supposed to look, act, and think, to who she is supposed to believe, trust, and impress.
About the Her Power! Her Pride! Event
The weekend moves beyond a program focused on “self-esteem.” Every topic from why we may feel bad when we look at ourselves in the mirror, to why we believe walking is a superior mode of movement over rolling is explored. We look at who tells us these lies, and what we can do to dismantle them. As a group, we explore what it means to be a girl teen with a disability in today's world. We challenge stereotypes and shatter myths about what it means to be a girl with a disability through interactive art-based activities.
Our training topics include:
Identity, body issues, how media perpetuates girl bullying, violence against women and their bodies, role models, and social change.
Learn more about this collaborative program with LETA Solutions.
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